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The Best Episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Every episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!

After Jay Leno's second retirement from the program, Jimmy Fallon stepped in as his permanent replacement. After 42 years in Los Angeles the program was brought back to New York.

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Network:NBC

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" is "Bryan Cranston, Brie Larson, Kevin Delaney", rated 10/10 from 1 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Bryan Cranston, Brie Larson, Kevin Delaney" aired on 5/5/2014 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Benedict Cumberbatch; Sydney Sweeney; Father John Misty".

  • Bryan Cranston, Brie Larson, Kevin Delaney
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #1 - Bryan Cranston, Brie Larson, Kevin Delaney

    Season 1 Episode 51 - Aired 2014-05-05

    Bryan Cranston, Brie Larson, Kevin Delaney

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Benedict Cumberbatch; Sydney Sweeney; Father John Misty
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #2 - Benedict Cumberbatch; Sydney Sweeney; Father John Misty

    Season 9 Episode 128 - Aired 2022-05-03

    Benedict Cumberbatch hints at a potential cameo spoiler in Doctor Strange.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Elizabeth Olsen; Willie Geist; Norah Jones
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #3 - Elizabeth Olsen; Willie Geist; Norah Jones

    Season 9 Episode 129 - Aired 2022-05-04

    Elizabeth Olsen weighs in on whether or not Scarlet Witch is the villain in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Post Malone; Howie Mandel; Arcade Fire
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #4 - Post Malone; Howie Mandel; Arcade Fire

    Season 9 Episode 135 - Aired 2022-05-12

    Jimmy reads his favorite tweets with the hashtag #PromFail, plays a game called Point, Turn, Sip with Post Malone, catches up with Howie Mandel and welcomes musical guest Arcade Fire.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Will Ferrell, Chelsea Peretti, Boots
    8.7/10 43 votes

    #5 - Will Ferrell, Chelsea Peretti, Boots

    Season 2 Episode 42 - Aired 2015-03-18

    Actor Will Ferrell; actress Chelsea Peretti; Boots performs.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chelsea Hander • Bernie Sanders • The War on Drugs
    8.7/10 20 votes

    #6 - Chelsea Hander • Bernie Sanders • The War on Drugs

    Season 8 Episode 20 - Aired 2020-10-23

    Comic Chelsea Handler (Chelsea Handler: Evolution (2020)); Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); The War on Drugs perform.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Tracy Morgan, Brian Regan, Jason Aldean
    8.6/10 25 votes

    #7 - Tracy Morgan, Brian Regan, Jason Aldean

    Season 7 Episode 43 - Aired 2019-11-28

    No description available

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Taylor Swift, Colin Quinn, Jared Freid
    8.6/10 22 votes

    #8 - Taylor Swift, Colin Quinn, Jared Freid

    Season 9 Episode 32 - Aired 2021-11-11

    Jimmy addresses the contents of Subway’s mystery tuna being revealed, then catches up with Taylor Swift and Colin Quinn before enjoying standup from Jared Freid.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Nick Offerman • Stacey Abrams • Busta Rhymes • Anderson .Paak
    8.5/10 15 votes

    #9 - Nick Offerman • Stacey Abrams • Busta Rhymes • Anderson .Paak

    Season 8 Episode 25 - Aired 2020-10-30

    Actor Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation"); voting rights activist Stacey Abrams; Busta Rhymes and Anderson .Paak perform.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Gwen Stefani • Swizz Beatz • Timbaland • Bebe Rexha • Doja Cat
    8.3/10 17 votes

    #10 - Gwen Stefani • Swizz Beatz • Timbaland • Bebe Rexha • Doja Cat

    Season 8 Episode 16 - Aired 2020-10-19

    Singer/songwriter Gwen Stefani (The Voice (2011)); record producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland; Bebe Rexha and Doja Cat perform.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Jason Bateman/Carrie Underwood
    8.3/10 15 votes

    #11 - Jason Bateman/Carrie Underwood

    Season 8 Episode 47 - Aired 2020-12-03

    Actor Jason Bateman ("Ozark" and "The Outsider"); Carrie Underwood (My Gift: A Christmas Special from Carrie Underwood (2020)) talks and performs.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Mariah Carey/Andrew Rannells/Jose Feliciano
    8.3/10 13 votes

    #12 - Mariah Carey/Andrew Rannells/Jose Feliciano

    Season 8 Episode 49 - Aired 2020-12-07

    Singer/songwriter Mariah Carey (Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special (2020)); actor Andrew Rannells ("The Stand In", "Big Mouth", "Black Monday"); Jose Feliciano performs;

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Jerry Seinfeld • Bad Bunny
    8.2/10 12 votes

    #13 - Jerry Seinfeld • Bad Bunny

    Season 8 Episode 43 - Aired 2020-11-26

    Comic Jerry Seinfeld; Bad Bunny talks and performs.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Will Smith, U2
    8.1/10 117 votes

    #14 - Will Smith, U2

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-02-17

    Actor Will Smith; U2 performs.

    Director: Dave Diomedi

    Writer: Jimmy Fallon

  • Emma Stone, Robinson Cano, Keith Urban
    8.1/10 55 votes

    #15 - Emma Stone, Robinson Cano, Keith Urban

    Season 1 Episode 46 - Aired 2014-04-28

    Emma Stone, Robinson Cano, Keith Urban

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 15
    8.1/10 29 votes

    #16 - Episode 15

    Season 6 Episode 15 - Aired 2018-09-25

    No description available

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Madonna, The Kids Tonight Show Hosts, Reba McEntire
    8.1/10 18 votes

    #17 - Madonna, The Kids Tonight Show Hosts, Reba McEntire

    Season 9 Episode 14 - Aired 2021-10-07

    Jimmy Fallon joins forces with Madonna to read scenes written by little kids based on movie titles in Kid Theater, then catches up with Madonna and the hosts of The Kids Tonight Show before enjoying a performance from musical guest Reba McEntire.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Jason Momoa, Ana de Armas, Big Red Machine
    8.1/10 15 votes

    #18 - Jason Momoa, Ana de Armas, Big Red Machine

    Season 9 Episode 15 - Aired 2021-10-08

    Jimmy pens his weekly thank you notes and plays a few rounds of Box of Lies with Ana de Armas before speaking with Jason Momoa and enjoying a performance by Big Red Machine.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Selena Gomez; Sebastian Maniscalco; beabadoobee
    8.1/10 16 votes

    #19 - Selena Gomez; Sebastian Maniscalco; beabadoobee

    Season 10 Episode 48 - Aired 2022-12-05

    No description available

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Joy Reid, Derrick Johnson, Anitta ft. Cardi B & Myke Towers
    8.0/10 18 votes

    #20 - Joy Reid, Derrick Johnson, Anitta ft. Cardi B & Myke Towers

    Season 8 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-09-23

    Jimmy sits down with MSNBC correspondent Joy Reid and NAACP President Derrick Johnson to discuss the Breonna Taylor case and welcomes musical guest Anitta, performing "Me Gusta" featuring Cardi B and Myke Towers.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus • Patton Oswalt • Of Monsters and Men
    8.0/10 24 votes

    #21 - Julia Louis-Dreyfus • Patton Oswalt • Of Monsters and Men

    Season 8 Episode 19 - Aired 2020-10-22

    Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus; comic Patton Oswalt; Of Monsters and Men perform.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Justin Timberlake
    7.9/10 84 votes

    #22 - Justin Timberlake

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-02-21

    Actor Justin Timberlake.

    Director: Dave Diomedi

    Writer: Jimmy Fallon

  • Kevin James • Lenny Kravitz • Nate Bargatze
    7.9/10 19 votes

    #23 - Kevin James • Lenny Kravitz • Nate Bargatze

    Season 8 Episode 15 - Aired 2020-10-09

    Actor Kevin James ("Hubie Halloween"); singer/songwriter Lenny Kravitz; comic Nate Bargatze;

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Anthony Mackie • Lily James • Black Thought • Portugal. The Man • The Last Artful Dodgr
    7.9/10 17 votes

    #24 - Anthony Mackie • Lily James • Black Thought • Portugal. The Man • The Last Artful Dodgr

    Season 8 Episode 18 - Aired 2020-10-21

    Actor Anthony Mackie ("The Falcon and the Winter Soldier"); actress Lily James ("Rebecca"); Black Thought performs with Portugal. The Man and The Last Artful Dodgr.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Jamie Dornan/Lisa Robinson/Phoebe Bridgers
    7.9/10 16 votes

    #25 - Jamie Dornan/Lisa Robinson/Phoebe Bridgers

    Season 8 Episode 46 - Aired 2020-12-02

    Actor Jamie Dornan ("Wild Mountain Thyme"); journalist Lisa Robinson; Phoebe Bridgers performs;

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A